Bishop Walsh (MD) point guard Jalen Miller has been someone of interest to college coaches heading into his final summer of AAU basketball.
The 6-foot-3 lead guard has the size and an improving game that makes him a student-athlete worth following.
Loyola (MD), Bryant and Stony Brook were the programs to have offered Miller before Thursday afternoon.
On March 26th, Lehigh head coach Dr. Brett Reed reached out and offered the junior guard a scholarship; his fourth.
“I have a great relationship that I value with the Lehigh staff,” Miller said. “I feel more like a family bond as they welcome me, and constantly stay in touch to build a strong relationship.”
Rutgers, Virginia Tech, George Mason, Pittsburgh, UMKC, Radford, Navy, Columbia, North Carolina Central, Brown, Wagner, Penn, George Washington, Princeton, William & Mary, and Northwestern, among others, are showing interest.
Most have been interested due to his improved jump shot, tenacity and his ability to get to the rim with such ease. It’s his staple, and it’s done a good job of attracting coaches.
“I’ve always been known for my defense and ability to get to the basket with ease,” he said. “But, what coaches recruiting me, know about me, is how much I am willing to do what’s best for my team under any circumstances and I take pride in that with leadership.”
Just like everyone else following the prep circuits this summer, it’s a waiting game. The first evaluation period would have been two weeks from now, but a lot of teams, players, coaches, parents and fans have to wait until they get an all clear.
During that time, Miller is improving his game and staying focused on the task at hand. He wants to go out there this summer and prove to everyone that he can compete with the best and that’s why he’s still in the lab, working.
“I’m definitely improving any and every part of my game that needs improvement the most,” Miller said. “Such things as working even more on my shot, staying sharp with my ball handling skills, passing, and working on my body for elite performance.”